Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-time Husband... About the Book: A charming and witty novel, set in a small country town in 1919. ‘When Adelaide Nightingale, Louisa Worthington, Maggie O’Connell and Pearl McCleary threw caution to the winds in the most brazen way imaginable, disgrace was bound to follow.’ It’s September 1919. The war is over, … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-time Husband by Barbara Toner
The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge… About the Book: 1932. Ernie and Lily Hass, and their daughter, Girlie, have lost almost everything in the Depression; all they have keeping their small family together are their secrets. Abandoning their failing wheat farm and small-town gossip, they make a new start on the west coast of Australia where … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge by Kali Napier
Redemption Point... About the book: #1 New York Times bestselling author Candice Fox delivers a compulsive new crime thriller, which sees Ted Conkaffey once again teaming up with an unlikely partner – this time the father of the girl he was accused of abducting . . . When former police detective Ted Conkaffey was wrongly … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Redemption Point by Candice Fox
The Last Train... About the Book: Sue Lawrence serves up a brilliant historical mystery, meticulously researched and densely plotted, with plenty of twists and a gripping climax. At 7 p.m. on 28 December 1879, a violent storm batters the newly built rail bridge across the River Tay, close to the city of Dundee. Ann Craig … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Last Train by Sue Lawrence
What a treat it is to welcome Loretta Hill to Behind the Pen today. I recently read her latest release, The Secret Vineyard, and absolutely adored it, so I'm thrilled to be able to showcase it again. Over to you Loretta... When did you start writing? I wrote my first “novel” at age … Continue reading Behind the Pen with Loretta Hill
Winter Garden... About: Can a woman ever really know herself if she doesn’t know her mother? From the author of the smash-hit bestseller Firefly Lane and True Colours comes a powerful, heartbreaking novel that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and explores the enduring links between the present and the past. Meredith and Nina Whitson are … Continue reading Book Review: Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah – Bingo!
It's a little quiet around here at the moment but there's a very good reason why! The post has been slow out here this month and as a result, I've had all of these January/February releases arrive all at once -- very close to release. So I'm busy reading, reading, and then reading some more, … Continue reading My Reading Life: What’s on the #tbr at the moment?
I'm rather excited to introduce Hazel Edwards as my guest for today's Behind the Pen. It's not often I have the opportunity to interview an author whose books have been amoung my favourites as a child as well as my own children's favourites. You may recognise her name from the much beloved Hippopotamus children's series, … Continue reading Behind the Pen with Hazel Edwards
Child of Africa... About the Book: After returning from Afghanistan, ex-British marine Joss Brennan embraces living as a double amputee, but he finds life at his safari lodge near Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe, not quite as idyllic as when he left. Peta de Longe is a big game veterinarian and no stranger to hard decisions. … Continue reading Book Review: Child of Africa by T.M. Clark
Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women... AUTHOR: Kate Forsyth ILLUSTRATOR: Lorena Carrington About: For many young women, the only fairy-tales they know are the ones that have been retold by Walt Disney studios. Once upon a time, these stories of magical transformation were meant for young women as they grew away … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women by Kate Forsyth